Linda Porter

Charles I and Henrietta Maria, c.1630, by Daniel Mytens.

Nearly 400 years after his execution, Charles I’s actions and legacy continue to divide scholarly opinion.

During his brief lifetime, James V was a popular ruler who aimed to maintain Scotland’s independence and safeguard its place on the European stage. Linda Porter describes his reign and the fraught relationship between the young king and his English uncle, Henry VIII.

In September 1513 the fourth James Stewart became the last king to die in battle on British soil. Linda Porter argues that his life and achievements deserve a more positive reassessment.

Linda Porter is unconvinced by the claim that the discovery of Richard III's remains could "rewrite history".

What became of the baby daughter of Henry VIII's widow Katherine Parr and her disgraced fourth husband Thomas Seymour after their deaths? Linda Porter unravels a Tudor mystery.